Ep 219: Preparing for Brexit and the STOP Act - first file to last mile

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By Ian Kerr and Postal Hub Podcast. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Brexit and the STOP Act are almost upon us! These two events will reshape global cross-border e-commerce. Martyn Noble and David Spottiswood, co-founders of Hurricane Modular Commerce join me to discuss:

  • The countdown to Brexit - implications for countries inside and outside the EU
  • Is it too late to start planning for post-Brexit cross-border trade?
  • Data and customs
  • Why Brexit is a global problem, not just an EU problem
  • The need for quality data
  • Implications for posts if they’re not ready for Brexit and STOP Act - along with the challenges of ICS2 and VAT changes
  • Growth in cross-border volumes being carried by posts
  • What will happen to US-bound parcels without complete data (EAD/AED)? Will 700m parcels be returned? Who will pay? What about the environment?
  • Logistics networks designed to move parcels, not store parcels
  • Implications for air cargo capacity
  • Sweden’s imposition of VAT on inbound e-commerce shipments - and implications for collecting taxes and return of unclaimed parcels
  • Showing duties and taxes in e-commerce shopping cart - price transparency of fully landed cost
  • Avoiding the doorstep surprise
  • Demand outstripping capacity in air cargo
  • What postal operators have to do to get cross-border right, including:
    • Missing incomplete data (including HS6 codes), and vague descriptions
    • Shipper and consignee data
    • Valuation of contents
    • Prohibited and restricted goods, denied parties, and countries of origin
  • Opportunities for postal operators who get cross-border right - in both B2B and B2C
  • Reducing unit costs and growing profitability
  • Postal operators partnering with private carriers for cross-border shipments
  • Checking data and avoiding data leakage
  • C2C parcels: the final frontier!
  • Marketplace platforms and cross-border opportunities

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